Anna Wintour's Heart Of Darkness

For its "Girls Of Summer" issue, Vogue sent Keira Knightley to Africa. On vacation! There,

...Keira posed in dresses by Bottega Veneta, Marc Jacobs, Junya Watanabe, Phillip Lim, YSL, Chanel and Commes des Garcons.

...The numerous African tribesmen flanking Keira wore mostly identical robes in red plaid. (Unbranded).

...She fed milk in a bottle to a baby elephant wearing a blanket adorned with a giant logo (Louis Vuitton)

...Keira worked on her "first Vogue assignment." (Keeping a diary of her trip!)

...The diary was also branded Louis Vuitton.

...According to excerpts from the diary, Keira wrote: "Masai Mara is wide, green, and beautiful."

...And: "All the furniture is like something from Out of Africa"!

...And also: "I'm in love with a white-and-cream Marc Jacobs dress."

..."Oh, the pain of true love."

Oh, the pain of true crap. After the jump, we feel that pain.

On second thought, maybe Anna Wintour has a point: The day a rich white Brit can't go on a decent 1920s To the Manor Born-sorta safari and pose for pictures with lots of richly-adorned natives is the day Africa has let the AIDS/genocide/tuberculosis/dengue fever/river blindness/malaria/ kleptocracies/conflict diamond miners/female mutilators win.

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